I'm interested in using WLP002 for an upcoming ESB, but the attenuation figures (63-70%) give me slight pause. For those that have used this strain and are familiar with it, are you getting closer to 70, or 63?
Really sounds like an excellent strain. I'm going to use it for sure somewhere down the line. But I really couldn't work the numbers with enough fudge room for my satisfaction [with an ESB I'm working on], so went with the platinum/limited Essex strain. I was going back and fourth between 002 and Essex, but the bling status eventually sold me.
1.056 to 1.014 for 75% AA, mashed at 150*F for 75 min. I fermented at 64*F. I second the recommendation of the foam control drops, as it blew off a bit until I remembered to use them! Finished product is slightly fruity with a very pleasant malty ale profile. I brewed a sweet chocolate stout, the yeast was a good choice for the brew.